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Re: Dired copying file / emacs blocking

From: Martin
Subject: Re: Dired copying file / emacs blocking
Date: Mon, 02 Mar 2009 10:52:45 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.90 (windows-nt)

"mateusz.fiolka" writes:

> Hi,
> I'm starting to do all my file management tasks in Dired. However
> yesterday I faced a problem I can't find solution for on the internet.
> When I copy a large file (let's say a 700MB movie) Emacs totally
> blocks. I understand it is a normal thing as it is only one process
> and all operations are synchronous. Is there any way to do it as an
> external operation? I think that something like copy queue would be
> useful (like in total commander on windows). Are all Dired users just
> waiting for their files to copy?
> Thanks,
> Mateusz F.

In emacs 23, which is currently in pretest, you have


     Run a shell command COMMAND on the marked files asynchronously.

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